Police are searching for a suspect wanted in a string of armed robberies in North Miami.
The most recent robberies happened Monday night at two separate businesses, North Miami Police said.
In the first, the suspect entered the CVS at 600 Northeast 128th Street just after 9 p.m. as the manager was preparing for closing.
The suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the manager. "I have a gun. I will shoot you, if you don’t give me the money!" the suspect said, according to police.
A struggle ensued and the suspect tried to steal some property but was unsuccessful, police said. He fled the scene on foot.
About an hour and a half later, the suspect approached an employee as he was closing the King Chef Restaurant at 476 Northeast 125th Street, police said.
The suspect displayed a handgun and demanded money, and a second employee saw what was happening and began to scream. The suspect ran inside the business after her, grabbed her and demanded money.
Police said the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money.
The suspect is also believed to be responsible for robberies at the 7-Eleven at 590 Northeast 125th Street on Jan. 7 and the Super Stop at 12420 Northeast 6th Avenue on Jan. 4.
Police said the suspect is a black male, about 5-foot-10 with a medium build who is light skinned. He usually enters the businesses just before closing and threatens to shoot the victims, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.